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Vice Admiral (Ret.) Scott Fry Joins Alion

Former commander of Sixth Fleet to provide strategic business leadership

February 11, 2004 - MCLEAN, VA—Alion Science and Technology, an employee-owned research and development company, today announced that it has hired Vice Admiral Scott Fry, USN (Ret.) as senior strategist for Department of Defense (DoD) programs. Fry, who formerly commanded the United States Sixth Fleet, has more than 20 years senior management level experience and completed 32 years of active duty in the US Navy.

“We are pleased to have someone of Scott’s caliber as part of the Alion team,” said Alion Chairman and CEO Bahman Atefi. “His depth of knowledge about naval operations as well as his management and leadership skills will help us strengthen our relationships within DoD and the Navy.”

Barry Watson, Sector Manager for Alion’s Systems Technology Sector, added, “Vice Admiral Fry will focus on strategic initiatives, drawing on his operational experience and Joint expertise, which will make Scott a valued resource for Alion.”

Fry received his commission from the U.S. Naval Academy and served many tours at sea and on shore. His most recent assignments prior to commanding the United States Sixth Fleet include: Director Joint Staff, Director of Operations, Joint Staff (J3); Commander, Eisenhower Battle Group; Deputy Director for Strategy and Policy, Joint Staff; and Executive Assistant to the Chief of Naval Operations.

Fry’s military awards include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal (two awards), Navy Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit (five awards), Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), and various campaign and service awards.

Contact:
Peter J. Jacobs
Corporate Marketing Communications Department
Tel: 703.269.3473
E-mail: pjacobs@alionscience.com

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